Monday, August 28, 2023

Guarding Our Hearts

Our Hearts The Epicenter Of Desire And Intent

"Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it" (Proverbs 4:23 NIV).

Brethren as we all know, there are numerous scriptural references which points us to the importance of our hearts in all we do or say. I (Brother Glenn) can recall a conversation I recently had with someone I never met before. From our discussion and the choice of words we used clearly displayed the respect and well meant intent we had for each other as friends who shares a common faith. In contrast, if  there were any perceptions we formed based on historical differences our attitudes and choice of words would have included some prejudices and suspicions.

 Having said this, I'm being reminded by a bitter division involving two sincere brothers in the Lord who simply chose to embrace strong feelings of dislike and hatred of each other tossing the love they had for one another away as if it was used or washed up. In my experiences with God Almighty I (Brother Glenn) have discovered that His love is a basic easily discernible commonly recognisable ever durable non-extinguishable ever-present and an always freely available self-renewing positive energy.  Thus what we mean is that love operates on truth, being forever faithful it has the courage to discern and confront the wrong and discard it without it being discomposed (2 Timothy 2:13).

That is why once we forgive our offenders and pray for them, we release ourselves and are also set free by Jesus.Our sins are forgiven as we confess them and run to God for our mistakes, the Lord like our sincerity so let us be honest and continually praying.It is not because you are free that you can stay free, we need to continuing praying, ' Lord take more of me giving me more of you ’this enable us to become like Jesus in our faith while we are meditating on the scriptures for our spiritual life.

Are we to judge others? NO! The Bible says that before we came to Christ we were full-blown sinner and did even worse things than the people we are judging today. Being washed from the blindness of our sins we judge as if God made us better then others. Conditionally, our position in Christ is better only by virtue of His gift (Ephesians 2:8) not considering our own best efforts (Isaiah 64:6). Instead, what we ought to do is to  lead them to Jesus and be like Him as a light in this world (Matthew 5:14) as we are praying for them blessing them delivering them exhorting them( telling them the truth in love) encouraging them in Jesus, knowing that Jesus can do the impossible.

In the Bible we read "But the fruit that the Spirit produces in a person’s life is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these kinds of things" (Galatians 5:22-23 ERV). 

From the above scripture reference, we can see clearly read how the children of light should behave. In contrast, the children of darkness utters bad words, curses, bad behaviour, hatred and violence. I am totally convinced that when we enter God’s glory (those who are worthy) will experience an immediate and powerful glory within themselves. I (Brother Patrice) have once experienced this, in one of my trials approximately 15 years ago as I went through a trauma, one night as I went to bed the Spirit of the Lord came so strongly upon me, I then experienced a very intense joy and glorious love than no human being can experience between two people on a natural basis. As it is, this experience lasted only for a few times. When I had this experience I realised that the Lord wanted to give me a clue how much love he has for me and all of His creation. Is this not amazing to know that Someone from whom love originates cares? If so, as Christians we are encouraged to extend such love with everyone who is struggling by encouraging them and lead them to Christ who has their deliverance at heart.

As we know,God never push people to do bad toward others, it is satan's work (James 1:13)." LOVE "MUST BE EVER PRESENT WITHIN THE CHURCH SO WHY NOT LISTENING TO JESUS?BECAUSE THOSE WHO DOES NOT LISTEN TO HIM AND DO NOT KEEP HIS TEACHING AND ARGUE WITH OTHERS AND JUDGE ARE SATAN'S WORKERS they need to repent and follow Jesus Christ.

In conclusion, we would like to share Psalm 32 with you kindly read it yourself.

Blessed Grace
Brother Patrice and Brother Glenn